Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 227
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SSGNewman This box competes and destroys its name brand competitors.
Best purchase I've made for my Man Cave. Let me tell you why...
Price when I purchased: $589 with $50 non-negotiable shipping.
(appliances through Home Depot ship for free though... lets remember that!)
Shopped around for 3-days online, spending a few hours here, few hours there. I was looking for the best price, durability, quality, reading hundreds of reviews, looking at every detail of every picture I could find. I must have went through a dozen websites... tool suppliers, sears, Home Depot, Harbor-Freight, eBay, Mac, 3rd party sites, and some of those websites offering the medical stainless storage boxes... I just wasn't happy.
When I first stumbled across this toolbox- the dimensions are what first caught my attention, then I looked at the price, that's not right.... is it?
I tracked it up to being a GIANT Toolbox, GREAT Price, must be cheap quality.....
I sat reading the reviews for what must have been over an hour... I wasn't sure, sounded too good to be true. I flipped back through the other boxes I had saved in my searches and saved in my shopping carts on what must have been a dozen other websites. None of them looked as nice, nor was the price even close to reasonable... How can a medal box with drawers, ball bearings, and some wheels be valued at $1500 - $12,000!!?
Enough! I ordered this box through Home Depot. Took a few days for payment to process because I used PayPal... I know... Then I watched it process over that period of time and they assigned a carrier for shipment; ESTES Express. Within a few days it traveled across the States and eventually arrived about 50 miles away when I received a phone call verifying location and time of delivery. Awesome. ESTES was polite and friendly to speak with over the phone, so no problems there either.
The following day the driver called me about 30-minutes out confirming my location and he arrived with a great attitude and ready to drop this toolbox in my driveway. After assisting the guy on downloading both heavy pieces, (top & bottom) I had to sign some paperwork and he left. I began to unpack. WOW, this toolbox is not only HEAVY, it's HUGE!
I don't think I've ever thrown away so much packing material in my life, not even unwrapping a double wide after transport would have had this much material... so let's say this thing was protected from shipping, at minimum.
Continue on Gentleman - Delivered, unwrapped, and sitting there in my driveway....
First order of business: Found the keys, unlocked the box... drawers would NOT open. Was I missing something, were the keys not twisting the unlock bar? No… I could hear it turning... was there a lock pin or tape to prevent damage from transportation and delivery? No... nothing... I tried shacking the box, tried locking & unlocking with the key, read through the manual... nothing. One of my buddies came over to see what I was doing and he too couldn't figure out why the darn thing wouldn't open. Then I just grabbed one of the drawers and started pulling with all my might........��GRRRRR” and IT OPENED! Turns out the drawers were just kinda stuck/ sticky... after I jerked them all open one-time each, no more problems. Hey – stop making fun of me. You will see, don't worry, then I hope someone makes fun of you too!
Second order of business: Open the bottom drawer and remove the wheels. It was an assumption that's where they were because the other draws would not have the space to hold 5" tall wheels. They were packed and secured in a cardboard box that must have been compressed into the drawer because it was everything I could do to pull them out. Once out, it was a quick install of all 6 wheels with 4-bolts & 4-washers with each.
Third order of business: Install the side handle. Simply 6 small bolts. No washers...but OK.
Fourth order of business: Stack the boxes. My buddy helped me out here. Then it was just a minute to install the 2-small brackets in the back corners of the box. They were there to secure the top to the bottom, but with that weight, it's doubtful that they were necessary.
**I was thinking though, rather then these two small brackets, it would have been better to have Husky use studs/ or plugs that would just drop into the bottom and when you place the top box, the plugs would have lined up with holes and... yeah. Moving on-
Fifth order of business: Install the the rubber draw mat things... don't know the name of them. But they layer each drawer and they're made of a soft, rubbery type material.... you place your tools on them? Anyway, each one was cut to fit the drawers perfectly.
Sixth order of business: Figure out what I was going to do with the box I bought 10 years before for the same price that is HALF the size....
That's it. Only thing I have left is transferring all my tools over, which is not complete (2 days later)
If you're seriously interested in buying a box and about to pull your hair out not knowing what website, brand name or review to trust, this box will meet your standards.
The framework is sturdy and solid welded. The draws are tough and sturdy and very capable of handling any amount of weight you can fit. The bearings are smooth and quiet. The wheels allowed me roll it around in my driveway, turn it around several times and steer it directly into my garage maneuvering it around all my other tools, furniture and military gear. This box will easily compete and probably outperform most of the name brand boxes I've been around over my years. Prior to my current profession, I was a mechanic working part time in one garage and full time in another; if I had the choose of any box between both places, I would now overlook all those name brand boxes my co-workers had and select this box, ANY DAY of the WEEK!
I am surprised, pleased and for now on will give Husky the first opportunity on all my future intentions to buy something of quality and performance for my 'Man Space'
Unwrapping & unpacking: 5 minutes
Wheel install: 5 minutes
Side handle install: 2 minutes
Stacking and rear bracket install: 2 minutes (2 people needed)
Complete and ready to use: Under 15 minutes
Buy it, you will be glad you did!
March 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GROD41 An excellent purchase
The Tool box I purchased from Homedepot was of excellent quality, affordable and easy to assemble. I enjoy the glossy black finish with the chrome handle drawers and the sliding mechanism great. I know this toolbox will last me in field that I'll be working in. Although I would like to see more variety of colors.
December 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matthardy Hands Down the Best Tool Box for the Money!
As many have stated before I believe this to be the best tool box out there for the money. For $600 or less you can not find anything remotely close to it in size and quality. Garage Journal raves about the Harbor Freight boxes but after spending some time looking at them I think this box is very close in quality. I added a HF power strip to the top lid which fit nicely. I also added a rubber grommet to the knock out to prevent the cord from fraying. I also purchased an 11 compartment drawer organizer from HF (Item # 99730) which also fit perfectly. Lastly, I added a stainless steel handle to the top lid for easier use. I think it works well and looks like it could have come with the box to begin with. It is 18 inches long, made by White Cap Industries and I found it at my local marine supply store. Overall I have very few complaints other than one. When I opened the box the side handle was welded incorrectly and would not fit. I called Husky and they said they would send one out immediately. That was Jan. 8, 2015 and today March 25, 2015 I have still not received the replacement handle. I finally got irritated and went into my local HD and asked them to switch me out for a new one. They understandably did not want to do this and the manager even asked me how he was now supposed to sell the box with the defective handle. He finally gave in after I showed him the email trail of me requesting a replacement one going back 3 months with no success. Other than that this is a great tool box.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kconnor Husky 52 inch 18 drawer tool box!
So after getting the run around from Lowes for the last week about replacing my stainless steel Kobalt 42 inch 11 drawer tool box which is over $600 I decided to check out Home Depots tool boxes. I was skeptical about the box because I purchased 3 kobalt boxes now and all 3 have failed. Ball bearings fell out the drawer tracks, the tracks themselves came off of the box and the drawers just caved in. Long story short Kobalt 3 year hassle free warranty is anything but hassle free. I'm done doing business with Lowes, this box is awesome way better quality I am impressed. Seriously, this box is the best box you will ever find for $599!!
September 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sassoman Great value!
After being a professional mechanic for over 40 years and
building hot rods in my home garage.
I decided that I would treat myself to one more new tool box as my old box was just too small to hold all of my tools.
I did plenty of research and looked at all of the tool stores and the overpriced truck tool sales people. I looked at the Husky box and the quality and storage space for the money and it just made sense to buy the Husky 52" tool chest and cabinet set.
After all what do tool boxes do ? They hold tools. You can buy a tool truck box for $ 8,000 or buy the Husky for what I paid with a discount coupon. The expensive box will not make you a better mechanic. The Husky box allows you to have the same storage and buy a lot of tools!!
This tool box will last my lifetime and then some. Very happy with my purchase.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by holinessprchr THE BEST TOOL CHEST $ CAN BUY
I did an extensive search recently which entailed visits to all major stores and websites. I read hundreds of reviews and after all that research, this is the toolbox I purchased and don't regret it one bit. You will not find a new tool box with these features and space for this price anywhere.
if your looking for the most for your money, don't look any further. No, I don't work for HomeDepot either. I purchased this for $598 and had to drive an hour to the only store that had one left in stock.
Here are the Pros N Cons
Pros: 6 (not 4) Super duty castors, even loaded with tools it rolls like its on hot butter, smooth ball bearing drawers, lift n release drawer handle/latch, nice balance of drawer sizes, $100 worth of precut drawer liners, heavy duty build and construction, huge top cabinet space for most anything, it has a precut hole in the top compartment to run a power strip or electric into the chest and an unbelievable price. I honestly can't see how they are able to sell this much metal and build quality for that much money. I am SUPER impressed.
Cons: There is only one thing that I wish this box had of which I was aware of before I purchased because I read where another reviewer expressed the same feeling, but the large top compartment should have had a handle. If your trying to open it with greasy hands it can be a chore. I went on *bay and found an arched stainless steel handle like those on a grill, stove or refrigerator and plan to put that on it. Even with this one con, its an awesome deal on a tool chest.
Advice: grease the drawer slides before installing the drawers
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tls71 Excellent box for the money!
I had read that people were upset after opening and finding damage to the toolbox. I had no such issue. It was a little heavy, but it was easy to assemble. I have looked at a lot of toolboxes and for the money, this one by far is the best value. I have had no issues with it and I use it almost daily. I have loaded the drawers and they still glide in and out easily with the ball bearing drawers. I have a lot of tools but in this box there is plenty of storage. I highly recommend you look at this box before you buy any other brand!
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sursumabordine VERY HAPPY
Ok, so I purchased 2 of these tool boxes when they had the Christmas 2013 sale for about $550/ea delivered to my home.
They both arrived to my home from the warehouse in about 2 weeks, in perfect condition and in undamaged boxes.
Don't expect heavy gauge steel construction and initial super smooth drawer operation. It is made with thin metal, and the drawer latches take some break in time which is improved with a few drops of oil.
Assembly of the wheels was easy but took about 20 mins each due to limited access to the bolts...but this didn't bother me at all.
I stuffed all of the drawers with heavy tools, and experienced no problems with use. Putting weight in the drawers does actually help smooth the latch operation as well. I love that it also includes FREE foam drawer liners that are pre-cut PERFECTLY.
This is the PERFECT choice for the money, for home garage use!! Personally, I wouldn't be afraid to use it in a small shop and it may even work well for a new technician starting out on a limited budget.
The drawers are wide, but most are not very deep. So hand tools fit no problem, but tool cases and boxes may not fit.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase! If you know the limits of what you're getting up front for the money you're spending, you won't be disappointed, and you will probably be impressed.
If you want thicker gauge steel, and stronger construction, then spend 2x or more money for what you're looking for.
I'm actually looking at possibly buying one or two more of these in the future when they go back on sale.
January 24, 2014